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France have it all to do and despite playing on their home turf, they will be underdogs for this encounter as they face formidable opponents, who are currently in third place in World Rugby’s official rankings, while les Bleus are in unfamiliar territory in ninth spot.
Brunel took over as coach from Guy Novès in December but although he has had very little time to prepare his charges for the tournament, he has showed that he is not afraid to make bold decisions by picking a relatively inexperienced squad for this crucial encounter.
Much has been said about the former Italy boss’ decision to hand a Test debut to teenage fly-half Matthieu Jalibert whose battle with his direct opponent, veteran pivot Johnny Sexton will be one of the highlights of the match.
And although most of the attention will be on Jalibert, Brunel believes the youngster will give a good account of himself.
“We felt he was ready to play at this level,” he said.
“There is no reason not to start him. We think he is capable of taking this responsibility.
“The Irish will have watched the tapes and said to themselves: ‘who is this guy?’. He will have to adapt a bit, knowing the Irish will go after him a little.”
The visitors will be brimming in confidence after some superb results during the November internationals as well as the impressive form of PRO14 heavyweights Leinster and Munster in the Champions Cup.
Those two Irish provinces provide the majority of the players for Ireland’s squad and they will be hoping to replicate their club form in the international arena.
Under the guidance of their head coach, Joe Schmidt, Ireland have developed into a confident and accomplished side and they will be hoping to hit the ground running this weekend as they aim to win the competition for the first time since 2015.
France: 15 Geoffrey Palis, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Rémi Lamerat, 12 Henry Chavancy, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, Maxime Machenaud, 8 Kevin Gourdon, 7 Yacouba Camara, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Sébastien Vahaamahina, 4 Arthur Iturria, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (c), Jefferson Poirot
Replacements: 16 Adrien Pelissié, 17 Dany Priso, 18 Cedate Gomes Sa, 19 Paul Gabrillagues, 20 Marco Tauleigne, 21 Antoine Dupont, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Benjamin Fall
Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 James Ryan, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 John Ryan, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Dan Leavy, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Fergus McFadden